President Trump’s approval ratings surge with millennials in some unlikely places

A new survey reveals that President Trump has a higher than expected approval rating among millennials.

The real surprise, however, is that these 18-26 year olds who look favorably on the president are not from the U.S.

In fact, according to the latest Zogby Analytics survey, millennials in several Middle Eastern and at least one European nation are rallying behind Trump, the Washington Examiner reported.


A higher percentage of millennials in Poland, United Arab Emirates and Qatar, for instance, support the president than in the U.S. where, ironically, millennials criticize Trump as an Islamaphobe due to his immigration policies.

“Trump has support among millennials in Europe and Middle East, favorability solid in Poland, strong in Qatar, and overwhelming in UAE,” the Zogby survey said.

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Among 18-26 year olds in the U.S., according to Zogby, Trump scored a 36 percent approval rating with 56 percent disapproving. He had a 46 percent approval rating with millennial men but only 26 percent approval among millennial women in the U.S.

According to the Washington Examiner:

It’s not much different overseas, but there are several exceptions in countries where the U.S. is popular, has a strong military or diplomatic presence or there is a Trump golf course of building.

Take Poland as an example. Overall in Europe, millennials don’t approve of the president, pulled down by the 25 percent approval among German millennials. But in Poland, which Trump visited just last month, 44 percent are favorable, while 34 percent are unfavorable and 18 percent are not familiar enough to make a judgment, said Zogby.

And in the Middle East, where his average approval rating among millennials is above water at 43 percent favorable and 39 percent unfavorable, he’s much more popular in the UAE, where he has a golf course and the U.S. a solid military presence, and in Qatar, another big ally.

A majority  of millennials surveyed in Qatar approve of Trump, with a 59 percent favorable rating. In the United Arab Emirates, the numbers are more amazing with a whopping 83 percent of 18-26 year olds surveyed being supportive of the president, according to Zogby.

“Why this is so, is anyone’s guess,” the pollster stated, “but UAE is a popular destination for westerners and Trump does have a real estate presence in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Both cities have buildings that bear his name.

The global online survey of adults aged 18-26 was conducted from August 20 to August 22 in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

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